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Double Dribble is a basketball action game for one or two players. You can select different time limits for games, select teams, and begin playing! Gameplay is entirely action, so no time needs to be spent customizing the teams or with statistics. You control each player on the team one at a time (the player with or about to receive the ball will be human controlled, with the computer taking over the other players temporarily.) Some versions feature a small amount of digitized sound effects, and close ups of slam dunks.


Double Dribble NES Japanese title screen.
Double Dribble NES Outside shot of the stadium (US version).
Double Dribble NES Beginning a new game
Double Dribble NES Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Konamic Basket" -- Japanese Game Boy title
  • "Hyper Dunk" -- European Game Boy title
  • "Exciting Basket" -- Japanese NES title
  • "Double Drible" -- Brazilian CCE's Top Game title
  • "Double Dribble: 5 on 5" -- Game Boy title
  • "エキサイティング バスケット" -- Japanese NES spelling
  • "コナミックバスケット" -- Japanese Game Boy spelling

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Critic Reviews

Player One Nov, 1990 85 out of 100 85 Oct, 2011 B+ 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1988 9.75 out of 12 81
Tilt May, 1990 16 out of 20 80
NES Times Apr 14, 2006 8 out of 10 80
NES Archives Feb 12, 2008 B 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) May, 1990 719 out of 1000 72
1UP! Jul 31, 2009 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic Aug 02, 2005 B- 67
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Version differences

The Japanese version of the NES port was released for the Famicom Disk System (a Japan-only add-on), and there's at least four differences from the US version:
  • There's no close up when you dunk the ball into the basket.
  • The US flag that shows up when the crowd goes into the stadium is replaced by three smaller Konami flags.
  • The sound the ball makes when a character bounces it on the floor is much less noticeable.
  • There's background music when you're out in the court playing the game!

Servo (57406) added Double Dribble (NES) on Oct 17, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (505904), Kabushi (206941), Pseudo_Intellectual (60008), Servo (57406) and Thomas T (230)